Bullet train running Lanzhou/Urumqi

Bullet train Lanzhou/Urumqi has started to run since Dec 26, 2014.

Bullet train Lanzhou/Urumqi has started to run since Dec 26, 2014 after the longest fast railway was finished in December, 2014. The same day, there are bullet train running from Guizhou to Guangzhou, Nanning to Guangzhou. Lanzhou- Urumqi railway is the longest fast railway 1776km from Lanzhou to Urumqi, which was once constructed from Nov. 2009 to Dec. 2015.  It takes about 12 hours by bullet train from Lanzhou to Urumqi via Xining, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Lliuyuan, Hami, Shanshan, Turpan, much faster than ever. It will link Lanzhou to Xian fast railway as well in 2017.
The old railway from Lanzhou to Urumqi was constructed in 1960s to link Gansu and Xinjiang provinces. The new one starts from Lanzhou(the capital of Gansu Province), Xining(the capital of Qinghai Province), to Urumqi(the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region).